American southern rock legends The Marshall Tucker Band and iconic Bad Company rocker Brian Howe are the surprise musical acts headlining the 32nd Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival at Tydings Park in August.
Looking to outdo itself after last year’s surprise announcement that the event would stretch through three days and include a special concert by infamous fiddler Charlie Daniels and his southern rock band, the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival decided the 2012 concert would include two legendary headlining performers.
The Marshall Tucker Band and Bad Company’s Brian Howe will play live in Havre de Grace at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 10, 2012 – on the first day of the Seafood Festival. The festival runs from 4-8pm on Friday August 10, 10am to 8pm on Saturday August 11, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday August 12.
Tickets go on sale tonight (Monday, December 5) and can be purchased at http://seafoodfestival.ticketleap.com/. See details below for a special discount on tickets available to readers of The Dagger.
From the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival:
Last August the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival made history when it expanded to 3 days and brought The Charlie Daniels Band to Havre de Grace. Many people that saw the show wondered how the Festival organizers could top that event.
Long regarded as one of rock’s legendary voices, Brian Howe started his career in 1983 as lead vocalist for Ted Nugent, recording Nugent’s “Penetrator” album and fronting its subsequent world tour.
In 1984, the 2 existing members of Bad Company – drummer Simon Kirke, and guitarist Mick Ralphs courted Brian to replace Paul Rodgers as the lead singer. Brian decided to accept the offer and continue the legend of Bad Company. This was not an easy task, but along with Kirke and Ralphs, Brian created, wrote, recorded and toured FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS, headlining every major venue around the globe.
Along with Bad Company’s highly acclaimed 1993 live CD “What You Hear Is What You Get – The Best of Bad Company – Live” Brian wrote and sold 19 million additional albums highlighted by such radio and video hits as “Holy Water'” “If You Needed Somebody,” “No Smoke Without A Fire,” and “How About That,” – not to mention a few of the group’s previous hits as recorded on the “live” CD.
Millions of records later, Brian is back and ready to unleash his awesome vocals upon his audiences and fans performing all of Bad Company’s hit songs including such classics as “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company,” “Holy Water,” “Ready For Love,” and many other Bad Co. hits.
His sellout performance in venues around the world is an event you must see and hear – because “What You Hear Is What You Get – The Best Of Bad Company – Live!”
That alone would be a great show. But there is more. Bad Company and Brian Howe are just the start! There will be 2 Headline acts in one great show.
Led by guitarist and chief songwriter Toy Caldwell, this group’s classic six-man lineup scored a string of hits including “Take the Highway,” “Fire on the Mountain,” “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Searchin’ for a Rainbow,” “This Ol’ Cowboy,” and “Can’t You See.” 2 weeks ago, southern rock’s legendary multi-platinum selling band made its official debut on the stage of the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Held at the Opry’s most famous former home, the Ryman Auditorium, a standing room only crowd was on hand for the Saturday night show.
“Not everyone gets asked to play at such a legendary venue and we are honored to have performed,” notes lead singer Doug Gray. Upon arriving at the Ryman for sound check, the guys were greeted with a large bouquet of flowers from longtime friend and Grand Ole Opry member and Havre de Grace friend, Charlie Daniels, congratulating them on their first ever Opry performance in 40 years.
Now, on August 10, 2012 the City of Havre de Grace will welcome the Marshall Tucker Band to the 32nd Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival. WOW! The concert line-up for the 2012 Havre de Grace Seafood Festival Live Concert on Friday, August 10th is:
Baltimore School of Rock
Bad Company Lead Singer Brian Howe
The Marshal Tucker Band
Tickets go on sale December 5.
Readers and listeners who use the discount code “Dagger” in the ordering system during the months of December and January will get $5 off per ticket.
32nd Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
Maryland’s Oldest Running Seafood Festival
Friday, August 10, 2012 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bad Company’s Brian Howe and The Marshall Tucker Band
Live in Concert at 6:30 pm Friday
Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Havre de Grace Seafood Festival is the longest continuously running Seafood Festival in Maryland. It has been held in Tydings Park overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Historic Havre de Grace, Maryland on the second full weekend of August for the past 31 years. The Festival has been managed by Lori and Chuck Maslin for over 25 years. This event is a nationally recognized Festival that attracts a regional crowd from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and beyond. Our vendors are some of the best in the Country and come from as far away as Florida to participate.
The 2012 Havre de Grace Seafood Festival will be held over 3 days to help accommodate the overwhelming crowds. We are planning for a crowd of over 50,000 in 2012.
Festivities Include: 28 vendors serving more than 165 different foods with an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies and other great foods; 120 Arts & Craft Vendors featuring artisan self-made products; A Charity Raffle with a great prize; 24 hours of free live entertainment; Silent Auction with interesting items and Sports Memorabilia; Free Classic Car Show; A historic City located where the Chesapeake Bay begins; Our wooden promenade on the waterfront; The Concord Point Lighthouse; Local storefronts to browse; Enjoy a relaxed day with thousands of your closest friends. Nominated one of America’s top 10 Festivals for 2009. In 2011, the Charlie Daniels Band appeared live in concert. Come and experience the true taste of the Chesapeake Bay at the area’s premier Seafood Festival.